The promotion of oil and gas exploration in Ireland have been identified as priorities for new Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The promotion of oil and gas exploration and the development of a regulatory framework for such activity have been identified as priorities for new M(...)

What is fracking? Fracking – or hydraulic fracturing – is a means of extracting natural gas from sedimentary rocks such as shale. The process involve(...)

Minester for Energy and Natural Resources Alex White. Photo: Alex Betson .

A mining company was accused of “an act of aggression” at an emergency meeting of Leitrim County Council yesterday.Tamboran Resources recently moved (...)

Louis Lentin was perhaps best known as producer of the 1996 ground-breaking documentary Dear Daughter on child abuse at a Dublin orphanage. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The funeral of Louis Lentin (80) at the Jewish cemetery in Dublin’s Dolphin’s Barn this evening was short, simple and dignified. Former RTÉ hea(...)

Fee plans to be considered by new Minister for Communications Alex White over the summer months. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government’s proposed household broadcasting charge, a replacement for the television licence fee, is unlikely to be introduced next January as (...)

We can picture it perfectly: Enda, with the usual grin, holding his charity docket up to the camera and betting on a Mayo win. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister of State Tom Hayes, Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath and Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty were having a very intense discussion about the Betting B(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White has told the Dáil a public consultation on broadband will take place next year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A public consultation on implementing a strategy for the provision of high speed broadband throughout the county will take place early next year, Mini(...)

Almost two months after the local and European elections, the Government is finally again ready to resume normal business, after a long, and quite una(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. File  Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

The legislation providing for free GP visits for every person aged over 70 is likely to be introduced in the autumn, Minister for Finance Michael Noon(...)

John Purcell, chairman of the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland group. Photograph: Pat Moore.

Newly appointed Minister for Communications Alex White has been urged to share RTÉ’s licence fee income with commercial radio stations by the Independ(...)